ST. CHARLES – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host its head-shaving event March 20 at St. Charles East High School.
According to a news release from the foundation, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, and all proceeds from the event go toward ending childhood cancer. More than 100 people are expected to take part in the event.
The release states that every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive.
This year marks the seventh year for the St. Charles event, which has raised more than $300,000 and has seen more than 500 people shave their heads to stand in solidarity with children who lose their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Six local kids who are fighting cancer, or who have battled the disease, will be honored this year.